Claws have been removed! With a Brexit lion cartoon, the Bangkok Post takes a’salty’ dig at the United Kingdom.
A cartoon depicting the United Kingdom after Brexit was published in one of Thailand’s main publications.
A lion leaps through a door that says ‘Brexit’ and is painted with a Union Jack in the image. The lion, however, transforms into a little, far less threatening cat when it exits the other side.
The comic, which was shared on Twitter by author Charlie Stross, drew a lot of attention.
“This is an insult to cats,” Oisin Quinn tweeted.
“Before jumping, cats look.”
Another person feels the tweet was made because people are “salty” about the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union.
“Salty that Britain is growing more independent?” tweeted @bluewingeddog.
Others were not pleased with @bluewingeddog’s comment, which drew a number of retweets.
“Happy you are isolating yourself and losing your importance,” @onetruejp answered.
“Independent from reality, more like,” @tryst me answered.
The topic of Brexit has dominated the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester this week.
The conference will take place from October 3 to 6.
Lord David Frost, in other Brexit news, has warned the EU that he may use Article 16 sooner rather than later.
Lord Frost remarked at the party conference that the UK “can’t wait forever” for Article 16 to be triggered.
This website has contacted the Bangkok Post for comment on their drawing.